Rank and organization:   Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: Maine. Accredited
to: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation:   On board the U.S.S. Monadnock
in action during several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864;
and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865. With his ship anchored well inshore to
insure perfect range against the severe fire of rebel guns, Dunn continued
his duties when the vessel was at anchor, as her propellers were kept in
motion to make her turrets bear, and the shooting away of her chain might
have caused her to ground. Disdainful of shelter despite severe weather
conditions, he inspired his shipmates and contributed to the success of
his vessel in reducing the enemy guns to silence.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)